The amount of time and energy a dishwasher can save you is easy to take for granted, and it's safe to say that a good dishwasher is a must-have in any home. Even if you're just looking at European brands, however, it can be hard to narrow the choices down. That's why we've made a list of the best European dishwashers of 2021. Each of them is 24 in. wide, meaning that they'll fit into a standard dishwasher cutout.
Coming from the ProfiLine Series, the Miele PG8130I120V is a professional-grade full console dishwasher made with German precision engineering. It holds up to 13 place settings, allowing you to clean dishes for a large party or a large family in a single cycle. It uses a fresh water system to change the water between cycles, adjusting the temperature of the final rinse to the specific items inside it. Meanwhile, its Highly Effective filtration system keeps your water — and your dishes — sparkling. This model also features Miele's shortest cycle times, cleaning your dishes in a little over an hour. The ComfortClose door uses AutoOpen technology to open at the end of a cycle, letting fresh air in and ensuring that even your plastics are dried quickly and evenly. It even includes a water softener to prevent water spots and Perfect GlassCare technology to protect your delicate stemware from being broken. All that is in a package that operates at 38 dBA — quieter than a conversation in the same room.
The Thermador DWHD650WFP is a wonderful option for people who want a smart kitchen, since it comes with Home Connect™ technology that allows you to integrate it with your WiFi network and control it from anywhere using your smartphone. As part of the Emerald Series, it can hold up to 16 place settings, making it one of the most spacious dishwashers available from Appliances Connection. It also comes with Sens-A-Wash® technology that measures the cleanliness of your water and adjusts the wash cycle based on your specific needs. The PowerBoost Option® increases the water pressure and temperature in the lower rack to give extra-soiled dishes the attention they deserve, while the Impressively Quiet® operation ensures this dishwasher is no louder than 48 dBA (which is quieter than light traffic outside). This dishwasher also comes with a 3-level adjustable upper rack to accommodate even the most oddly-shaped dishes and an Extra-Tall-Item™ Sprinkler that focuses on tall glassware and other large items.
The Fulgor Milano F6DWT24SS2 is some of the best in Italian engineering, making it one of the best European dishwashers you can buy. As part of the Distinto Series, it can hold up to 16 place settings while bringing all the luxury you've come to expect from a brand as illustrious as Fulgor Milano. The stainless steel finish coordinates with their Sofia line of appliances, fitting in with the rest of your kitchen, while its concealed heating element brings an extra factor of safety and convenience into your life. Even the baskets are designed with your comfort in mind: they glide effortlessly and are robust and flexible enough to fit any configuration you need to place them in. It's also one of the quietest dishwashers on this list, coming in at a barely audible 45 dBA. Its three wash arms and triple filtration system get water into every nook and cranny of your dishes for a spotless clean every time. It even has an Extreme Wash cycle that sanitizes your dishes as well as washing them.
Are European dishwashers better?
European dishwashers are made with precision engineering and robust materials so they will last a long time. They also tend to have stainless steel interiors, and many of them are much quieter than other dishwashers. Their energy use is also unparalleled.
How do I choose a dishwasher?
Make sure you find a dishwasher that fits your needs. Consider the size of your space, but also any extra features you need such as smart home integration or quiet operation.